Does anyone here have a quirk, habit, etc. that will express itself, no matter what? For example, I've noticed a nasty little quirk of mine that, despite my best efforts, I've been unable to quash. In fact, after living with it for over six years, it doesn't even bother me anymore. Whenever I start a new novel or story, it is a guarantee that I will drop that project. Actually, I'll drop anywhere from one to three projects before I settle on one that I can write. Another inevitability of mine is killing off characters. At least one character in my novels (though not always in my short stories), will die. Frequently, several will die. I've also been known to kill off a whole cast just because the plot leads that way.